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Cell Studies Continue at the Lillie Library

Since the physical Library at MBL is closed, the Library staff has been working hard to get Woods Hole scientists the materials that they need to support their research. In addition, there are two graduate students form Arizona State University working in Woods Hole and making use of Library resources in different ways. Read More.

DLA Cruise Data Server Cutover

After many months of planning and preparing, the DLA Cruise Data website has cutover to our new virtual machine server. The new architecture boasts advanced, scalable storage capacity and robust security. This system will be easier and less expensive to maintain than a traditional hardware server and will allow greater access to HPC resources for WHOI researchers. Read More.

Tales from the Archive: Outside the Pillars of Heracles

The study of the ocean, how it works and the secrets it holds, has been the mission of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from the time it was an idea being proposed by Henry Bigelow and Frank Lillie. When WHOI became a reality in 1930, the idea of ocean sciences was still emerging even though humanity long sailed the sea.

Open Access, Open Science Support Tools and Service Highlighted in October

The MBLWHOI Library held two ZOOM lunchtime Open Access programs on October 21st and October 28. The presentations in the first week by librarians Debbie Roth and Matt Person, covered open access publishing tools used by scientist to disseminate their work. The second week of presentations by librarians Audrey Mickle and John Furfey covered tools and practices and results of opening your valuable data and the exponential impact this can have on your research and that of your peers. For access to recordings of these events, please contact

MBLWHOI Library Directors Attend First Virtual IAMSLIC Conference

Co-Directors Jen Walton and Lisa Raymond attended the 46th IAMSLIC Annual Conference last week.  The International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers was started in Woods Hole in 1975 as an east coast marine science library organization.  It has grown into an international organization of librarians and information professionals involved in all aspects of aquatic and marine sciences and their allied disciplines.